The thermomechanical reliability of the package and interconnections of assembled flip chip ball grid arrays (FC-BGA) is investigated in comparison to a reference chip scale package (CSP). Comparison is made using finite element (FE-) simulation.

A combined measuring-simulation technique is applied to calibrate the finite element simulations on a reference object. Adjustment is made based on the in-plane deformation field evaluated by both simulation and optical measurement. For the latter an optical sensor for in-plane deformation and strain field analysis is used based on grey scale correlation method. A methodology is presented and to extrapolate the knowledge gained to alternative package types of different but similar design in order to evaluate their suitability for the desired application before the physical fabrication (virtual prototyping).

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